Tag: Nebraska

Ethanol margins recovering post-pandemic

Ethanol margins recovering post-pandemic

July 13, 2020 |

In Nebraska, DTN reports that ethanol margins continue to improve after sliding dep into negative territory on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic and sinking global fuel prices. States are reducing travel restrictions and summer driving is expected to pick up which will in turn boost ethanol demand. Production remains well below demand which is […]

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Green Plains sees China sticking with phase 1 ethanol purchases

Green Plains sees China sticking with phase 1 ethanol purchases

May 6, 2020 |

In Nebraska, ICIS reports that despite the drop in fuel consumption due to COVID-19, Green Plains expects China to make good on its promise to buy ethanol from the US. Ethanol purchases are part of the phase 1 trade deal that is meant to end the years-long trade war between the US and China that […]

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Green Plains sees boost to biofuel post-pandemic as people avoid public transport

Green Plains sees boost to biofuel post-pandemic as people avoid public transport

May 5, 2020 |

In Nebraska, Bloomberg reports that as COVID-19 stay in place restrictions ease, people will move away from public transport and opt for private vehicles, giving a boost to biofuel demand. Calling it a “potential tailwind”, Green Plains’ CEO says that post-COVID-19 will look different than before the pandemic and could help to boost demand for […]

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RFA launches demo project expanding pollinator habitat for Earth Day

RFA launches demo project expanding pollinator habitat for Earth Day

April 22, 2020 |

In Nebraska, in celebration of Earth Day, the Renewable Fuels Association and Renewable Fuels Nebraska says Trenton Agri Products (TAP) in Trenton, Nebraska will become the first demonstration site for a new ethanol industry initiative to expand pollinator habitat in key production regions. TAP will establish a 5-acre pollinator plot this spring near the entrance […]

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KAAPA Ethanol shuts Ravenna plant but keeps open Minden

KAAPA Ethanol shuts Ravenna plant but keeps open Minden

April 1, 2020 |

In Nebraska, KAAPA Ethanol says that although it has a strong balance sheet that will allow it to weather thin margins, it has taken the decision to shut the Ravenna facility until further notice while production will continue at Minden as long as margins allow. Its elevator at Elk Creek will also continue to operate […]

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Siouxland Ethanol suspends ethanol production in April until conditions improve

Siouxland Ethanol suspends ethanol production in April until conditions improve

March 30, 2020 |

In Nebraska, Siouxland Ethanol will be suspending ethanol production in April 2020 on the back of the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gasoline and ethanol demand in the United States. The company anticipates that total U.S. fuel ethanol production needs to be reduced by at least 50% until gasoline demand recovers. While we […]

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Nebraska governor writes to American automakers asking them to design vehicles that run on higher ethanol blends

Nebraska governor writes to American automakers asking them to design vehicles that run on higher ethanol blends

February 25, 2020 |

In Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts sent a letter to American automakers Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors, urging them to increase production of passenger vehicles designed to run on higher ethanol blends, such as E20, E30, E40, and E85. “If leading U.S. automobile companies take the bold action to design cars to run on higher […]

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Big Ox Energy loses permits following lawsuits over odors and gases

Big Ox Energy loses permits following lawsuits over odors and gases

January 23, 2020 |

In Nebraska, the Associated Press reports that Nebraska’s Environment and Energy Department has revoked air and other permits from the Big Ox Energy biogas plant in South Sioux City following lawsuits by local residents against both state and local authorities over odors and gases. The company has 30 days to appeal the revocation of the […]

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Green Plains and Novozymes team on exclusive deal to commercialize high protein ingredients

Green Plains and Novozymes team on exclusive deal to commercialize high protein ingredients

December 18, 2019 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. and Novozymes announced an exclusive partnership and commercialization agreement for biological solutions in the production of high protein ingredients. The partnership will be aimed at aquaculture, pet food, as well as novel ingredients to be used in the global protein markets. The collaboration will utilize the biorefinery footprint, process know-how, […]

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Wheatland due tax refund after Nebraska Supreme Court slashes ethanol plant valuation

Wheatland due tax refund after Nebraska Supreme Court slashes ethanol plant valuation

December 18, 2019 |

In Nebraska, local press reports that the state supreme court has sided with Wheatland Industries that its ethanol plant in Madrid was valued at just over $7 million in 2017 rather more than $16 million as valued by the Perkins County assessors. The company has already paid taxes paid on the higher valuation so will […]

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